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  • Looking Ahead - News - May 27, 2013

    Donations to be accepted for rummage sale
    Basement Bargain Sale,  9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1 at United Methodist Church. Eighth and National. Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28 and Wednesday, May 29. They will not accept any clothes or books. All proceeds will benefit United Methodist Church.
     

  • Looking Back - May 27, 2013

    In 1963
    Tuesday, May 28 — Jose G. Anaya, photographer’s mate airman, USN, husband of the former Miss Gloria J. Roybal, 400 Valley St., has completed basic Photographer’s Mate School at the Naval Air Technical Training Unit, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Fla. Marine Pvt. Eugene C. Mortimer, son of Dr. and Mrs. H.M. Mortimer, completed four weeks of individual combat training with the Second Infantry Training Regiment at Camp Pendleton, Calif.
     

  • UPDATED: Up to $40K damage at RHS

    UPDATE: Las Vegas Police Department Deputy Chief Eugene Garcia said the case has been handed over to New Mexico State Police as of late Thursday afternoon. Garcia also said the estimated amount of damage has been reduced to $2,000.

    . . .

    Las Vegas police say they have suspects in the weekend vandalism at Robertson High School, and the Las Vegas City Schools district is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the culprits.

  • A top Scholar - West grad heading to elite school

    Greg Medina can be found in a local coffee shop when he is not tinkering with computers. But he’ll have to put his computer tinkering on hold for a few hours on Saturday morning. Medina along with the senior class of West Las Vegas will find themselves walking across the stage on Saturday morning, marking the end of their high school years.

    For Medina, walking across that stage will open up the door to an exciting future.

    Medina, 18, will depart to Neumont University to study computer science in a few months.

  • Gov heaps praise on mayor

    During her visit to Las Vegas on Tuesday, Gov. Susana Martinez offered up praise of Mayor Alfonso Ortiz, calling him an effective lobbyist for the city and saying that Las Vegas is fortunate to have him.

  • Probate judge quit amid investigation

    San Miguel County’s former probate judge was under investigation by the state Judicial Standards Commission at the time that he announced that he was retiring, recently unsealed court documents reveal.

  • Officer inspections
  • School funding error leaves districts short

    The Associated Press

    A problem with a computer form’s alphabetical listing caused dozens of New Mexico school districts and charter schools to get too much state funding, while others didn’t get enough.

    The state Public Education Department’s error resulted in 25 districts and charters being shorted a total of roughly $830,000, while 26 others got more than $2.5 million too much, television station KRQE reported.

  • Transgender student skips graduation

    The Associated Press
    ALBUQUERQUE — A transgender student at an Albuquerque high school has skipped his graduation over a dispute about what color robe he had to wear.
    Officials at St. Pius X Catholic School insisted that because Damian Garcia was born as a girl, he must wear a white robe along with the other girls at Wednesday’s graduation ceremony.
    Garcia wanted to wear a black robe like other male students.
    He was named Brandi until legally changing his name last year.

  • Jail Log - May 24, 2013

    The following individuals were booked into the San Miguel County Detention Center between May 14 and May 17:

    Paul Sanchez, 48, 7- day commitment
    Alfred Alcon, 33, hold for court
    Anthony Esquibel, 35, Robbery, aggravated battery
    Ruben Gallegos, 51, positive for alcohol
    David Duran, 39, person under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, failure to stop at stop